Gordon Ramsay seemed unfazed by his critics on Thursday night as he performed a TikTok dance just days after laying off more than 500 members of staff at his restaurants during the coronavirus outbreak.
Despite facing huge backlash for his business decision, the sweary celebrity chef seemed in high spirits as he made an appearance on the video sharing app courtesy of his 18-year-old daughter Matilda.
Performing an elaborate routine to Say So by girl of the mo’ Doja Cat, Gordon failed to keep up with Tilly, cracking up at the end of the video which he captioned on his Instagram Story: ‘At least I tried @tillyramsay’ while adding a shrugging emoji.
The clip is likely to rub his critics up the wrong way, with Gordon having come under fire earlier in the day for sharing a throwback pic with his pals Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix and failing to address the situation while asking his fans to ‘stay strong.’
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the replies were full of comments asking the 53-year-old to ‘pay your staff’, with one commenter penning: ‘The way you’ve treated your workers is disgraceful.’
But while Gordon – who is thought to be worth around £140million – hasn’t commented on the scandal, chef de partie Anca-Cosmina Toropu revealed that staff members also haven’t heard a word from the 53-year-old since they were let go.
‘We had a meeting on Friday in Heddon Street Kitchen where they’ve told us that our contracts [were] terminated,’ she told Metro.co.uk.
‘People were sad and disappointed. Gordon was not there.’
The chef, who had worked at one of Gordon’s 16 UK restaurants since April 2018, continued: ‘If he would have been there, that would have changed the situation. He would have shown that he cares, but that did [not] happen.’
Under the government’s strict new lockdown measures all UK restaurants have been forced to close until further notice to encourage people to stay at home.
However, under Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s economic plan, the government have vowed to pay 80% of wages for workers that would otherwise lose their jobs during this international crisis.
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